HCLA announces class of 2012


 The Hamilton County Leadership Academy, established in 1991 to educate and inspire leadership to create a positive impact in our communities, has selected a new class of participants. The following participants will graduate from the program in June 2012:

Heidi Abel – Manager, Emergency Services, St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast

Patrick Appleton – Business Banking Relationship Manager, Key Bank

Shane Barney – Office Sales Manager, Beck’s Superior Hybrids

Séamus Boyce – Associate, Church Church Hittle & Antrim

David Burian – Special Assistant / Systems Administrator, U.S. Congressman Dan Burton

Ben Davis – Owner, BLACK BULL Group

Brenda Delaney – Controller, Central Indiana Community Foundation

Lisa Dick – Technical Services Manager, Carmel Clay Public Library

Robyn Eaton – Regional Manager, NTS Development

Patricia Gamble-Moore – Vice President, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership

Chad Garrard – Market Manager / Assistant VP, The Farmers Bank

Marnie Glanner – Executive Director, Franklin University

Krista Grubb – Business Manager, Carmel Dad’s Club

Joanne Hogle – Program Advisor, Community Assistance Program

Kevin Kane – Managing Editor, Current in Carmel

Marcilynn Keys – Community Volunteer, Carmel

Emily Lovison – Individual & Corporate Giving Officer, The Center for the Performing Arts

Beth Meister – Co-owner, BEET Properties, Property Management

Chris Mertens – Director of Information Technology, Hamilton County

Matt Mitchell – Division Chief/Fire Marshal, Noblesville Fire Department

Ryan Mooney – Banking Center Manager, First Merchants Bank

Andrew Murray – Planner, City of Westfield

Mary Noble – Director of Member Services, Noblesville Chamber of Commerce

Jason Shonkwiler – Group Leader, Target Corporation

Kanwal Sidhu, MD – Owner/Partner, Serenity Medical Center

Cory Spaulding – Branch Manager, FORUM Credit Union

Toby Stark – Executive Director, Chaucie’s Place

Kyle Sweet – Financial Advisor, Financial Partners Group

Nick Verhoff – Executive Director of Business & Operations, Westfield Washington Schools

Bill Wendling – Chief Investment Officer, Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc.


A new curriculum dean will also serve the 2011-12 class. Michael Engledow, a 1999 graduate of the academy and former HCLA board president, will serve as the dean.

Michael Engledow

Engledow is a principal with arcDesign in Indianapolis. The dean is a volunteer position, appointed by the board of directors, who directs the curriculum and facilitates the HCLA learning sessions.

The 10-month program begins with a two-day retreat in September and is followed by monthly educational sessions held in sites throughout the county. The sessions are designed to increase awareness of the existing institutions and leaders in the county and develop personal leadership skills. A graduation ceremony is held in June. Upon graduation, the program participants will be prepared for greater levels of involvement in the community. Alumni are often called upon to serve on boards of county organizations and volunteer their time for community development efforts.

For more information on the Hamilton County Leadership Academy, contact Jill Doyle at 379-1879 or visit www.hcla.net.

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